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The sum of two numbers is 170 and their difference is 26. Find the two numbers. Write the solution of this as an ordered pair. The sum of two numbers is 170 and their difference is 26. Find the two numbers. Write the solution of this as an ordered pair.

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Let us assume one number = x and Let us assume the other number to be = y Then  x + y = 170 and x - y = 26 Adding the two equations, we get 2x = 196 x = 98 Putting the value of x in the first equation, we get x + y = 170 98 + y = 170 y = 170 - 98   = 72 The solution can be written as (98, 72). I hope the procedure is clear enough for you to understand.

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